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In History

What’s Cool?

The people we aspired to be decades ago.

Compiled by Jim Waggaman
The people we aspired to be decades ago were much different than the celebrities young people looked up to today.
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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum - BSA 441 Victor Special

One of England’s oldest motorcycle companies, BSA grew out of a consortium of firearms manufacturers.

By Christine Paige-Diers (Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame), with additional photos from the Bob T. Collection.
In 1964 and 1965, Jeff Smith rode a modified bike with BSA’s 441cc single and won the 500cc motocross championship both years.
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Tribute to Bill Cody, 2014 Inductee into the TrailBlazers Hall of Fame

Cody's the name and Speedways the game

by Howie Zechner
They called him "Wild Bill" and he was one of the best to race the 2nd generation American resurgence of those wild 500cc, alcohol powered, brakeless beasts we call Speedway Motorcycles.
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Sturgis Museum Find: A Classic '38 Chop

3-Generation Basket Case Project Knucklehead

By Christine Paige Diers
This 1938 Knucklehead was put together with lots of found parts – some of which were original. Gillette, Wyoming builder Gary Garlick purchased the ’38 EL motor in Idaho where it was also rebuilt.
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ART ATTACK: Ian Barry’s British Re-Masterpieces

Recycled Classic British Bikes become works of art

Story and Photos by Paul Garson
Perhaps some would call it a “crime of passion” to “recycle” classic British bikes into “works of art,” but perhaps there’s significant leeway when the custom creations are for the most salvaged bits and pieces reconfigured into scratch built and streetable “one-offs.”
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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Experience For November 2013

From the Archives: Rally Special Editions

From Christine Paige Diers -Executive Director, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Looking through the archives at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, we found a stack of these special edition newspapers from various years starting in 1984.
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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Experience For October 2013

The Indian Papoose Motor Scooter

by Christine Paige Diers with addition image courtesy of the Bob T. Collection
The Indian Papoose motor scooter was developed after World War II and was based on an earlier motor scooter called the Welbike, which was actually built for the British Army.
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Historic Porterville Attack

The 50-Year Labor Day Anniversary

--Rick Elkins is interim publisher of the Porterville Recorder.
It has become something of lore, something to talk about, something that still today is remembered by many. It was the day the Hells Angels came to Porterville.
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